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Officials find 'felony amount' of marijuana in misplaced bag

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Barbara Chamberlain, 54, of Kinnear, was arrested Oct. 4 on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
According to law enforcement reports, ... [more]

No 'serious injury' in accident on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a Riverton woman "escaped serious injury" Oct. 11 during a one-vehicle traffic accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Mary Lewis, 49, of ... [more]

Public invited to road ribbon-cutting

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Before being rebuilt, 17 Mile Road was called one of the most dangerous roadways in Wyoming.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion ... [more]

Registration under way for Young Women's Career Day

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Registration continues for the "Find Your ID" Young Women's Career Day on Oct. 29 at Western Wyoming Community College.
The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Stories to visit CWC
Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Opera to appear in Lander

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A rather unique opera will be presented Saturday at the Lander Library: Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose."
The opera is based on a satirical tale by Nikolai ... [more]

Immigration focus of next CWC talk

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Immigration is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions. The talk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Robert A. ... [more]

Riverton airport unveils taxiway upgrade

Oct 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The modifications should make it easier for pilots to navigate the facility.

Riverton Regional Airport manager Paul Griffin gave a tour of the ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHER

Lellae "Judy" Archer, 90, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wind River Health Care. A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, ... [more]

Wyoming man traces roots to frontier figure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- They called him "Bony."
The ancestor of a Casper man who guarded 300 miles of telegraph lines along the Oregon Trail from American Indian saboteurs ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State employees return to work
CHEYENNE -- With the partial federal government shutdown ended, Gov. Matt Mead has directed Wyoming state agencies to ... [more]

Casper spends $400,000 to clean up after storm

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The City of Casper expects to spend a bit less than $500,000 to clean up after Winter Storm Atlas, which hit the city with 16 inches of snow Oct. ... [more]

Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks reopen briefly before winter closure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  They will remain open until they close for the season Nov. 1.

CHEYENNE -- Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the ... [more]

Wyoming high court to hear fracking suit

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Nov. 20 over whether the public has the right to obtain lists of chemicals used in ... [more]

Man sentenced to 80 months for September 2012 assault

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 26-year-old man from the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Claude Lee ... [more]

Mortimore Lane rebuild project facing hurdles

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Engineers say squeezing a recreation path into the Lander road's existing right-of-way does not work well.

Engineers on Oct. 1 updated the Fremont ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 reopens

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials temporarily closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 on Friday morning to aid in a medical assist at milepost 79.
Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 closed due to crash

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 at milepost 79 due to a crash Friday morning.
The mile marker is between ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WEBER

A son was born to Victoria Campbell and Andrew Weber, of Riverton, at 3:43 p.m. Sept. 24, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in I-80 wreck
WOOD RIVER, Neb. -- A 39-year-old Wyoming woman has been killed in a collision on Interstate 80 in south-central ... [more]

Dinosaur skeleton found in Wyoming auctioned in UK

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LONDON -- A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States in 2009 is being auctioned in Britain.
Summers Place Auctions said the female diplodocus longus ... [more]

As water trial opens, Wyoming says Montana employs wasteful practices

Oct 17, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The trial comes more than six years after Montana sued its southern neighbor for supposed violations of the Yellowstone River Compact.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Skate park backers bring new design details to city

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association received financial backing from the mayor during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ron Warpness ... [more]

Man charged with murder attempt in brother's stabbing

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was arrested Friday for stabbing his brother in the chest at a local trailer park.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Wendall George Moss, 28, with ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair in trouble, could cease without new volunteers

Oct 17, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Volunteer help has dried up for the Wyoming State Winter Fair, and event organizers say the fair will be discontinued if more community support is not offered ... [more]